The Lagos State Government says an e-learning outfit that will incorporate e-instructional television, e-classroom and e-drama among others is being built in the State as part of efforts to enhance the ICT skills of students in public schools.
[su_quote cite=”Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, Commissioner for Education in Lagos State”]”In today’s technology-driven world, our children should not lag behind in embracing new sources of increasing their knowledge so as to be at par with their counterparts in the civilised world.”[/su_quote]
Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, Commissioner for Education, disclosed this at the recently concluded 2014 Festival of Instructional Materials organised by the Ministry of Education to showcase creativity and promote the use of e-based instructional materials for the educational development of children.
Upon completion, the e-based learning outfit would be accessible to all learners and teachers in the state in particular and the wider world in general, the Commissioner stated.
“Let me stress that this platform will be accessible to all learners and teachers in the state and elsewhere in the world”, the Commissioner said adding that e-learning is a new trend in education.
E-learning offers flexibility and convenience to the learners as well as facilitates communication between teachers and learners and expose learners to varieties in learning experience with the use of multimedia and non-verbal presentation of teaching materials among other benefits, the Commissioner told attendees at the event.
“In today’s technology-driven world, our children should not lag behind in embracing new sources of increasing their knowledge so as to be at par with their counterparts in the civilised world,” she said.
She further explained that no fewer than 600 secondary school teachers have been trained on Special Audio Visual Media Workshop and Mobile capacity building programmes for teachers in rural and riverine areas to improve their capacity.